[Coral-List] Online discussion: Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) @ World Parks Congress

Ron Vave ronvave at hawaii.edu
Sun Nov 16 03:02:56 EST 2014



There will be a discussion on Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) tomorrow
via Google hangout
<https://plus.google.com/events/ca9h3gru2gq6biaaepac4qvnoa8> . Speakers are
from some of the LMMA countries (Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines, Palau and
Madagascar of the Western Indian Ocean). 

List of questions by speaker are listed below.


IUCN World Parks Congress <http://worldparkscongress.org/>  Sydney 2014

Sydney (Monday, 17th November), 10.30am-11.15am
Honolulu (Sunday, 16th November), 1.30pm-2.15pm

You can use this link
40&p2=103>  to convert Sydney time above to your local time.

Hope you can join us and please circulate this within your networks.

p.s. For Google hangout to work, you'll need:

1)      a gmail account to use the Google+ hangout feature

2)      to use Google chrome browser

3)      to install the Goole+ hangout app (for your iphone, android device
or computer)

4)      to know that some institutions email addresses that are connected
with a Gmail account, will sometimes not have Google chat activated by the
Administrator of your institution. So, personal gmail accounts would work





Invitation Live G+ Hangout - [Local solutions for resilient communities]


Please circulate this invitation to your networks also. Colleagues worldwide
can join in online through this link


Locally managed marine areas: building blocks for resilient and empowered
coastal communities


This hangout will feature community and conservation leaders and
practitioners across the world (Indo Pacific and West Indian Ocean) region
who are at the forefront of a bottom-up, solution-oriented and
locally-driven movement addressing current and future communities'
challenges that threatens their livelihoods and survival. Coastal
communities worldwide are facing challenges to their natural resources with
impacts on food security, biodiversity and ecosystem health, and are
vulnerable to disasters and climate change impacts.


Local marine management undertaken by communities has often achieved
enduring benefits that may have eluded top-down approaches. Since the
inception of the LMMA Network in 2000, local marine managed areas (LMMAs)
have proliferated.  Built on customary tenure and resource access, and often
making use of traditional knowledge and governance, LMMAs are implemented by
over 600 communities spanning more than 17 independent countries and
territories, representing a unique global achievement.  Scaling up of
community efforts to national levels have also been recognised globally. For
example in the case of Fiji, 79% of Fiji's customary marine areas involving
420 communities have been locally managed and by 2020 Fiji is committed to
effectively managing the entire 35,000km2of marine areas.  The spread and
endurance of LMMAs is attributable to the motivation and empowerment
communities' have over perceptions that benefits are very likely to be
achieved. These experiences are providing the building blocks for ensuring
resilient and empowered communities.   

Guests will present diverse case studies from the Indo-Pacific region and
around the world on how LMMAs are scaled up, how they address local needs
and emerging threats like climate change and natural disasters, provide
cultural and social resilience, and benefits from sustainable marine
resources use and ecosystem protection and management. Despite the
proliferation of LMMAs and the widespread adoption of community-based
management approaches in conservation and fisheries management policy, much
work is still needed to reach other communities in other regions of the
world and to realise community resilience in the long term.


Guests Include: 


1.       Alifereti Tawake, Council Chair, LMMA Network (Fiji representative)

2.       Cliff Marlessy,  Coordinator, Indonesia LMMA Network 

3.       Wayne Andrew, Executive Director, Hatohobei Organization for People
and Environment and Coordinator, Palau LMMA Network

4.       Chito Dugan, Executive Director, Center for Development of
Indigenous Science and Technology (SIKAT), Co-Coordinator Philippines LMMA

5.       Gildas Andriamalala , Conservation Technician, Blue Ventures,
Madagascar LMMA Coordinator 

Moderated by +Andrew Kornblatt
<https://plus.google.com/105610863020909031467>  of the +Online Ocean
Symposium <https://plus.google.com/103926857851630146937>  



Introduction of Hangout


Introduction of guests and questions.


1.       Alifereti Tawake

1.1   What is unique with the LMMA approach and what are the attributes of a
successful locally driven community management?

1.2   What factors contributed to community efforts being scaled up to
national level using the Fiji example?

1.3   What are the building blocks for an enduring and lasting locally
managed areas that ensures a resilient and empowered communities?


2          Wayne Andrew

2.1 What is the experience in Palau with the enforcement of local management
rules, and what have been the challenges faced?

2.2   In what ways does networking support local efforts and address
emerging threats such as climate change?

2.3   What are the building blocks for an enduring and lasting locally
managed areas that ensures a resilient and empowered communities?


3          Cliff Marlessy

3.1 What have been the key factors of success of local management in your
region of Indonesia?

3.2   How has 'scaling up' been approached in Indonesia?

3.3   What are the building blocks for an enduring and lasting locally
managed areas that ensures a resilient and empowered communities?


4.  Chito Dugan

4.1 What are the foundations for building resilient and empowered

4.2 In what ways do local management approaches and the locally managed
marine areas address natural disaster preparedness? 

4.3 What are the building blocks for an enduring and lasting locally managed
areas that ensures a resilient and empowered communities?



5.       Gildas Andriamalala

5.1 What is the experience in Madagascar with local management, and what
have been the challenges faced?

5.2 In what ways does networking support scaling up of local efforts and
address income needs of communities?

5.3 What are the building blocks for an enduring and lasting locally managed
areas that ensures a resilient and empowered communities?


Group questions: [Question for the group based on the discussion topic]

1.       What are key factors for successful and sustainable community

2.       How in your region does community management contribute to global
conservation and development objectives?

3.        What more can we do to ensure community based management is
successful, food source is secure while able to make significant
contributions to global conservation and development goals also? 

4.       What are the policy implications of the experiences across
countries and future strategic directions of the LMMA Network?



Ron Vave

Fisheries Ecology Research Lab

Marine Biology Graduate Program

University of Hawaii at Manoa

More information about the Coral-List mailing list